The Irish William Wallace
The Irish William Wallace, better known as MikeBane, was an international revolutionary, particularly fighting for the socialist struggle. MikeBane has been to several nations, however, he has only been a resident in USA, Ireland, Canada, and Norway. He is the founder of the Independent Labour Party, Det Norske Venstrepartiet, and the political socio-economic ideology of Banism. He was also member of Irish People's Army.
MikeBane was born on July 29th, 2010. A newcomer to the game, MikeBane had a desire for greatness and to go beyond what his level said about him! He was born in Minnesota, United States and worked in the wheat producing industry. After a short while, MikeBane grew tired of his lack of voice in the United States and decided to move away.
Choices were between Ireland and the UK. This decision would affect MikeBane's future. The motive to move to the UK was so he could live in his real life home country of Scotland, but MikeBane was a very militant Scottish Independence supporter so he figured he would rather live in a free Celtic nation than an oppressed one under the Union flag. So he chose Ireland. Right when he got accepted, he joined The Labour Party. There MikeBane grew into politics and observed his superiors at work. The far-left support only inspired MikeBane to promote socialism throughout the New World.
The Wipe and Reconstruction
Ireland was under attack! MikeBane fought hard against the savage UK raiders and beat them back, but in the end they took over Northeast Ireland (MikeBane's home). There MikeBane had to survive days without food, without XP, and he refused to work for any British company. Ireland was completely wiped off the map. Eventually he was helped in escaping the occupied territory and fled to Dublin where he joined his comrades in liberating Dublin from the UK oppressors! It was a glorious time, all the Irish were uniting to kick the Brits out of Irish lands! MikeBane moved to Northeast to liberate them and liberated them he did! MikeBane then joined the Sons of Eireann and helped rebuild Ireland's structure. Now began the rise of his political power.
The Rise of MikeBane
In January, MikeBane was voted into congress. After a strong campaign, promoting the left, and speaking for the unification of Ireland, he was voted in. Under the SoE political party, he had a quiet first term. Observe and gain experience is all that mattered.
In February, MikeBane was voted in a consecutive congressional term only this time under the Irish Workers Party. MikeBane and Shadowking cooperated into making a radical leftist party, one that would appeal to all. Unfortunately this party didn't grow over 12 members, but MikeBane still got elected under it. His second term was, again, quiet but MikeBane gave his input when he could.
In March, MikeBane became the Party President of the Irish Workers Party and changed the name to the "Independent Labour Party". He was the founder of this political party and made it to appeal to independent leftist citizens. With the help from , Kiburi, and , MikeBane created a well organized and strong political party. This party reached members in the high teens. MikeBane was voted in his third consecutive congressional term but this time was promoted to Minister of State and Vice President under President Digits.
MikeBane's Vice Presidency and Minister of State positions worked out quite well. During this time MikeBane was Party President of the Independent Labour Party, Congressman of Northeast Ireland, Vice President of Ireland, and Minister of State all at the same time. However, due to the incompetency of his peers and frustration with certain individuals and under the threat of PTO, he resigned his offices respectfully. There were some conspiracy theories and claims against MikeBane, that he aided a known PTO'er and devised a plan to establish a dictatorship although these were never proven.
Self-Inflicted Exile from Ireland
MikeBane abandoned Ireland after a few players and British PTO'ers got under his skin. He left to Nova Scotia and applied for citizenship. After days of waiting, he heard the cries of his fellow Irishmen to come back. This went against MikeBane's mind, which he was stubborn about, but he decided to go back and help counter the PTO and help his friends. The ATO was relatively unsuccessful and MikeBane did all he could. He then respectfully left Ireland to Nova Scotia, Canada. Here he sought a quiet life yet also a political rush, which ultimately did not succeed. Hoping to spread socialism throughout the New World, MikeBane had become a international activist...
- President of Ireland x1
- Vice President of Ireland x1
- Minister of State x1
- Minister of Immigration x1
- Minister of Propaganda x1
- Deputy Minister of Community x1
- Party President x9
- Congressmen x17
Political Party Past Membership
- Ireland - The Labour Party
- Ireland - The Celtic League
- Ireland - Sons of Eireann
- Ireland- Independent Labour Party (Founded)
- Canada - Canadian Paradox Party
- Norway- Det Norske Venstrepartiet (Founded)
- Ireland- Eire Aonair
- Ireland- The Anarchist Collective
Banism (Bane-ism), in eRepublik, was a socio-economic and political ideology coined by MikeBane on May 5th, 2011. MikeBane coined the term to describe his ideology that would highly benefit Norway by creating a efficient National Army and emphasizing the need for adequate healthcare.
The Banist ideology believes primarily in evolutionary/revolutionary socialism, creating an equilibrium with communism and capitalism (thus creating Market Socialism), but a few specifics are special that separates Banism from typical Market Socialism.
Banists believe that spending should be focused on military, maintaining worker efficiency, and healthcare; the last two are interlinked. They can accomplish this through both democratic and armed means. The goals are to raise awareness, participate in social activism, promote equality, and collectively gain more XP.